November 27, 2022

Favor to the Foreigner

Text: Ruth 2:1-23
Rev. John Downs

A merely academic, critical reading of today’s narrative misses a fundamental and important truth: this passage is not only about Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. It’s also about how God is sovereignly at work through all of redemptive history to accomplish his purposes in specific times and places through specific people and means. We can clearly see that, as with Ruth the Moabitess, God’s favor brings us who were once far off into the fold of his gracious provision through his Redeemer.